Public Workshop on Advanced Clean Cars II
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) staff invite you to participate in a public workshop to provide input on the development of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulations. The ACC II regulations will seek to reduce criteria and greenhouse gas emissions from new light- and medium-duty vehicles beyond the 2025 model year, and increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) for sale. Building on the May and August 2021 workshops, staff will present updated analyses and proposals to amend the Low Emission Vehicle (or LEV IV) Regulation to reduce criteria pollutant emissions and updated analyses and proposals to amend the ZEV Regulation. In addition, updates to the ZEV assurance measures and updates to proposed measures to increase access to ZEVs for our priority communities will be presented. Staff will also present statewide costs and emission benefits for the full regulation proposal and two alternatives considered.
This public workshop will be held on GoToWebinar. Interested parties must register to participate.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PDT)
Recording: View workshop recording
Staff request stakeholder comments following the workshop be submitted using the informal comment submittal form by November 5, 2021. Comments submitted can be viewed on the workshop comments log webpage.
In 2012, CARB adopted a set of regulations to control emissions from passenger vehicles, collectively called Advanced Clean Cars (ACC). Advanced Clean Cars combined the control of smog-causing (criteria) pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of regulations through 2025 model year vehicles: the Low-Emission Vehicle III regulation for criteria (LEV III Criteria) and GHG (LEV III GHG) emissions, and a technology-forcing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation.
A California midterm review of the standards was presented to the Board in March 2017. At that time, the Board also directed staff to begin working on post-2025 model year vehicle regulations. Since the midterm review, staff have continued to research additional measures to reduce air pollution from light-duty and medium-duty vehicles. Additionally, in September 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-79-20 that established a goal that 100 percent of California sales of new passenger car and trucks be zero-emission by 2035 and directed CARB to develop and propose regulations toward this goal. Furthermore, CARB’s 2020 Mobile Source Strategy illustrates that an aggressive deployment of ZEVs will be needed for the State to meet federal air quality requirements and the State’s climate change targets.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to receive information regarding the Advanced Clean Cars II regulations, please subscribe at the Advanced Clean Cars website.
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Use this link to view the workshop recording.